I found just just before the Greenville show end of March. The decision to keep riding is a personal one. A couple of my non-riding friends commented that I "have to stop riding now, right?" Well, no. Riding itself is not inherently bad; it's just the risk of something happening to the fetus in a fall. I've been riding for over 25 years, and have been riding Cupid for nearly 4 and he's become quite trustworthy. I know things can happen, even with well-behaved horses they don't even need to spook but can just trip or something, but I accept that risk. If he's ever really strung out I may call it a day, but he's been perfect so far.
|Gained a few pounds but not very obvious yet|
I'm probably tempting fate saying this, but my plan is to keep riding as long as I'm comfortable. Hopefully we can do a few more shows, and we are still going on a long-planned ranch and camping adventure soon. I'll taper off to light hacks and ground work if and when that feels right. By the end of my pregnancy we'll hopefully have had a good season, and Cupid can take a little time off to relax before ramping up for next year.
Ps. It's a boy, due late November